These shoes are amazing. I was going for some comfortable dress shoes and these definitely fit the bill. The toe thong keeps your feet from sliding forward while the strap across keeps it from jamming into your toe (I'm not a big fan of thong shoes). I wore these for my whole graduation weekend, and by the end of it my dad was tired of hearing me talk about how much I loved my new shoes and my mom was ready to buy herself a pair. Definitely worth the money!